Franciacorta, the sparkling wine DOCG from Lombardy, has made move to allow its own indigenous variety to be used in blends alongside Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. Silvano Brescianini, vice president of Franciacorta and director of Barone Pizzini winery, told Decanter.com that he expects Erbamat to be an ‘ally’ against climate change, pa...

Verona’s unique and historic centre is a lovely, lived-in palimpsest of Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and later overlays. Just beyond the city gates, the landscape of Valpolicella is no less carefully moulded by time and man; a play of vineyards, cypresses, olives, cherry trees, persimmons and traditional marogne dry-stone walls, its hilltop village...

Dear Members and Friends, Join us at the ICCC for an evening Milan Style on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm; the second edition of 2017 of our wine tasting series Come Wine with Us, which debuted in June of 2016. It will offer a selection of wines from the Northern Italian region of Lombardia, presented by Food and Wine Historian Jeremy Parzen....

Italian wine exports amounted to €5.6 billion in 2016, up by 4.3% on the previous year, according to data from the Italian Wine Union. The leading export market, the US, saw a 5.5% growth in value, surpassing €1.35 billion. Sparkling wine, which grew by 31% in value and 24% by volume, has been leading this growth. In view of the potential of the US...

Vinitaly and the City, Vinitaly's so-called fuorisalone or off-site showcase, is returning from April 7th to 11th in a longer and more wide-ranging festival which will give audiences a taste of Italian dolce vita. Vinitaly and the City runs parallel to Vinitaly to bring the Italian wine excellence directly to wine lovers in the heart of Fair Verona...

Suzanne Branciforte: Edvige, you’re a teacher of memoir writing. What are your roots, origins and story? Edvige Giunta: I am Italian, and American, Sicilian, Sicilian-American, European. I have multiple identities. Memoir became an opportunity to bring together threads of identity and cultural experience. It’s an antidote to cultural displacement....

Castello del Poggio’s IGT Moscato (SRP: $13) is now the top Italian Moscato in the U.S, according to Nielsen. Castello del Poggio sold more than 250,000 cases nationally in 2016. Overall, the winery saw a 19% sales volume increase, outpacing the Moscato category’s 2.8% volume growth. “Our Italian Moscato has taken off in the U.S with Castello del P...

The Mahopac Italian American Club held its third annual Wine Tasting Festival and Competition Sunday at its clubhouse. The packed house enjoyed an afternoon of homemade vino and a meal of delicious Italian dishes. This year, Giuseppe Cambareri took home first place and was named Mastro Del Vino.  Joseph Zeolla won the second-place prize and Angelo...

For millions of Italian immigrants, the straw-covered fiasco of Chianti on the dinner table was a piece of home. Bill Nesto remembers that his father, who was born in Boston in 1914, grew up in Apulia and returned to his native city shortly before World War II, pulled a large flask from under the kitchen sink and poured himself a glass of red every...

It’s official: One of the world’s best wine stores — especially if you are a fan of Italian wines — is right here in Washington. And you may have overlooked it. A. Litteri has been selling Italian foods to Washingtonians for 90 years. The store’s current location in the old warehouse district of Northeast D.C. is just a block from the uber-hip Unio...